Posting Number: F00405
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning has a key role in overseeing human resources management in the University Libraries and advancing organizational development and learning. The position will report to the Associate Dean for Resource Management. The position will have a lead role in recruiting and on-boarding of librarians. The Director will provide professional support to librarian search committees and ensure compliance with institutional procedures. The position will also oversee staff recruitment and hiring. The Director will advise supervisors about University human resources policies and procedures and will work with the Human Resources Generalist assigned to the University Libraries. The position will also coordinate annual performance review processes for the Libraries. The incumbent will also be encouraged to develop expertise in employee relations and employment discrimination law.
Responsibilities also include coordinating with the Libraries' Training Committee to advance training and create learning opportunities for librarians and staff. The Director will oversee the Libraries training budget. The position will identify and coordinate training opportunities and providers, and prepare an annual report on training and learning opportunities. The Director will work with the Assessment and Statistics coordinator to evaluate learning activities.
Diversity and inclusion initiatives are a priority for the Libraries and the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan includes diversity and inclusion as an important organizational value. The Director will work to integrate diversity practices and values into the Libraries' human resources management activities and into professional development and learning activities. Responsibilities include serving as library administration's liaison to the Libraries' Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
The Director of Recruitment and Organizational Learning is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.
The University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program
- Significant professional, post-MLS experience in an academic or research library
- Experience or academic preparation in instruction/teaching; or administration; or human resources management; or diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of employment discrimination law and policy
- Experience with search committees and recruiting
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Applicants should submit the names and contact information for 3 professional references.
At time of application an unofficial transcript of the ALA-accredited library/information science degree is requested.
Official transcripts are required for a librarian appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate.
All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information about the Libraries and a detailed position announcement: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment
Desired Employee Start Date: 04/01/2017